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of this came up because of former governor rod blagojevich, the man who told investigators about the alleged mistress is the same guy that told investigators that jackson tried raising millions in campaign funds for blagojevich or said he would so that blagojevich would appoint hito president obama's senate seat. jackson also denies that. joining me now, lynn sweet. washington bureau chief for the chicago sun times and columnist for aol's also senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin. lynn, people are obviously open to interpret the social acquaintance thing, but beyond that, the ethical issue, what is the biggest question? whether or not he actually asked these businessmen to pay for plane trips? >> right, anderson. the issue here is, that congressmen are very specifically not supposed to solicit gifts. whether it's an airplane ticket or anything else. that is one of the most clear-cut rules that members of congress have. >> even if it's a gift for someone else? >> right. because it still benefits you. you -- i can ask somebody to do something that might not be for me, but it'
>>> rod blagojevich's defense team may have a new look at his retrial next year. the former governor's lead attorneys want out of his case. good afternoon i'm steve sanders. >> and i'm pain pane. we welcome our viewers watching us around the country on wgn. america. and julian cruze join us with the latest. >> reporter: the two most colorful members of rod blagojevich's legal steam out. sam adam junior and senior are expected to be in federal court tomorrow and formally ask the federal judge to be dropped from the high profile case. the motion details some of the reasons behind the decision. he's out of money and he's entitled to a pair of court appointed attorneys and a parallel. and the ex-governor had a team of 14 lawyers and seven parallels and staff for the first trial. to given the limitations this time around, the adams duo asking to be dropped from the case. and in today's motion they say that they reached their decision in concert with rod blagojevich and other members of his legal team. two other defense attorneys are expected to remain on board. they'll defend the
told him to tell rod blagojevich that the indian american community will raise $1 million for blagojevich and jackson will personally raise another $5 million if blagojevich appointed him to the senate. nyiac says jackson reimbursed a washington restaurant whoitous for several trips to chicago at his request. the flights were never mentioned on jackson's financial disclosure forms. the woman says she knew nothing about jackson's political desires. jackson will not comment on these new allegations. >>> a new report found the homewood fire department il- prepared in the handling of a fire that killed a rookie firefighter and an elderly man last march. an investigation by the national institute for occupational safety criticizes the homewood fire department for using ineffective methods and being il-equipped. the firefighter was not wearing a required breathing apparatus at the time. he died of smoke inhalation. the homewood fire department has not commented. >>> a southern illinois university student from the chicago area died over the weekend when he fell from a roof. 21-ye
. the deadline is october 18. >>> rod blagojevich's is asking a judge to override the jury's own conviction against him in his corruption trial. former governor was found guilty of lying to the fbi. the jurors were deadlocked on the other 23 counts against him. blagojevich's defense team filed a motion in court late yesterday. they are asking the judge to either nullify the conviction or set it aside and try the former governor again. prosecutors plan to retry blagojevich on the 23 deadlocked counts early next year. he still denies any wrong doing. >>> president obama is urging students across the country to work hard, focus on learning and dream big. you are looking at a live picture of the president now delivering a back to school speech in philadelphia. the white house released the speech yesterday so people could review it ahead of time. before his back to school speech last year, some conservatives accused president obama of trying to force his agenda on vulnerable children. schools are not required to air the president's speech today. >>> next on the mid-day news, the american woman j
towards the iranian government. >>> roy blagojevich will headline a program on trust. the governor will speak in new york city xt tuesday. the organizers website said blagojevich will discuss his unique take on the topic. he was convicted of lying to fbi. the former governor has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. jurors dead locked on 23 other counts agait blagojevich, he'll be retried on those chaes in january. >>> a federal judge gave the air force an order to reinstate a flight nurse kicked out of the milita for being gay. the judge in washington ste ruled the discharge of major margaret witt was unconstitutional. the air force removedher under its don't-a, don't-tell policy. it bans gays from serving openly in the military. the judge said testimony proved witt was an outstanding nurse. >>> a decorated world war ii veteran laid to rest at arlington national cemetery. he waited 60 years to be recognized. >> lieutenant baker fought at a time when african-american soldiers were not awarded medals of honor. he never considered himself a hero button lie member of his you no it live to
. >> the religious aspect of this was real. it touched many people there. as a leader, his rod blagojevich -- a bugaboo was social justice. any time you hear a priest, a minister, or a rabbi talk about social justice, you run out of that church. this is so contrary to what most people take as the christian message. when i was hungry, you fed me. that seems to be antithetic alabama he targets liberation theology with pope john paul ii did not believe an. >> that is a problem between the catholic church and the clergy in america. it has nothing to do christianity. every sunday at my church, we pray for people who are oppressed because people are oppressed in this world. yet, glen beck says that is what liberation theology is all about, being concerned about oppression. we should be concerned about the soul of the individual credit he does not know what he is talking about. >> i am at a disadvantage because i am not an expert on christian theological disputes. i am glad the co friendlby feels cleansed of his sense of it does that have to go to church next week. >there was an article in the at
the air about blagojevich mentioning him suspiciously. you could see rom, jesse jackson chris: there's no run-off? >> it's a run-off. the more the merrier. chris: when we return, the big question of the week, can republicans take control of the senate as well as the house? chris: welcome back, since the surprise win by christine o'donnell cost republicans a gimme in the fight for the senate. can republicans win control of the senate this fall even without having delaware in the bag, which they counted on? >> of course they can. it's california, washington, connecticut, west virginia. if they sweep everything else, they have to win two of those four. on paper, they can win two of those four. >> the answer is maybe. >> i think wisconsin is interesting. ron johnson, businessman, first-time candidate could do well. >> yes, definitely. chris:the historic rule. thanks for a great roundtable. chad todd, gloria borger, clarence page and kelly
or any driver's license facility. >>> some people may not think of rod blagojevich first when it comes to is subject of trust. the imapproached illinois governor has been invited to speak at a trust forum in new york city next week. they say he will provide a unique perspective in federal jury convicted him of lying to the f.b.i. but deadlocked on 23 other counts, he is set to be retried in january. >>> governor pat quinn has a preelection gift for many workers on the temporary pay roll. he says he will keep the keep illinois working for another two months. >> i've gotten so many letters and messages from people, personal visits as well, saying that this job has changed my life. >> as you see there, governor quinn joined other politicians in the 28th board on the west side today. he said the state will pay $75 million to keep some 26,000 people employed. the program was set to expire friday. congress could extend funding for the program but lawmakers haven't approved that bill. workers are paid $10 an hour at jobs in both public and private industry. >>> big name in the illinois republ
. would do well if he can clear the air about blagojevich mentioning him suspiciously. you could see rom, jesse jackson chris: there's no run-off? >> it's a run-off. the more the merrier. chris: when we return, the big question of the week, can republicans takee control of the senate as well as the house? people! look at you! texting...blogging... all this technology, but you're still banking like pilgrims! it's time for new school banking, bubbie. interest plus savings at why earn bupkis, when your savings can earn three times the national average!! three times the national average!!! new school banking at capital one bank. with interest plus savings, go to!!!!! what's in your wallet? somebody help me down. what's in your wallet? chris: welcome back, since the surprise win by christine o'donnell cost republicans a gimme in the fight for the senate. can republicans win control of the senate this fall even without having delaware in the bag, which they counted on? >> of course they can. it's california, washington, connecticut, west virginia. if they sweep e
with the upcoming retrial of rod blagojevich. >> sean: i think in the blagojevich case it is interesting, we had sworn testimony, the media didn't pay attention to this rahmbo and the president himself in spite of what they said publicly were up to their eyeballs in trying to influence who it was that blago picked to replace obama for his old senate seat. i think there may be more to come. it may even in the end, be some legal issues for them. >> you would hope there would be consequences, of course this is chicago. and i suppose there might be some sort of political calculation that all of that dirt and all of that grasp and conspiracy helps rather than hurts them. >> sean: we are 55 days out as of today, michelle. you are known as a strong solid conservative. you know, we watched what happened in alaska, we saw what happened with sharon -- sharron angle in nevada, rand paul, establish. versus the tea party movement. tea party movement keeps winning. we have another case emerging next tuesday delaware christine o'donnell, the establishment is trying to assassinate her character, smear her. mike
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to misdeeds involving rod blagojevich or they would have charged him. on a radio show this morning, jackson said he was at a meeting in 2008 where a businessman offered to raise one million dollars blagojevich's campaign. that it would be in exchange for appointing jackson to though seat. jackson says he never heard that. and if he's a conspirator, prosecutors should bring it on. >>> parents heading up a march. they secured a meeting with the chicago public schools. several dozen participants want a broken down house turned into a library for whittier elementary. tension today when police forced open the doors. nobody arrested. officials say that building is unsafe and must be torn down. but they'll hold off until after the meeting. whittier has classroom libraries but parents say they're too small. >>> the united airlines, continental merger cleared for takeoff. it will create the world's largest carrier. >> reporter: both united airlines and continental shareholders approved the merger. it will be based here in chicago. but continental ceo jeff smisek will run things. word of the merger d
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the marriage together. news of this fair broke in connection with the rod blagojevich case in which congressman jackson is apparently embroiled. >>> the ongoing debate over your money. we are talking tax cuts. will bush era tax cuts be extended. we'll check more headlines. >> rain moving in. it will be around here all day tonight, and into the daytime hours tomorrow. julie wright will be in at some point. she will have a look at your on- time traffic. that coming up after the break. >>> welcome back. it is 15 minutes in front of 5:00 on this monday morning. can't see a whole lot outside this morning. we have that rain coming down. tucker i know we need the rain but we don't need the flooding coming along with this batch. no flood warnings or watches in the washington area. certainly the possible, we'll get a lot of rain, we'll get some thunderstorms, possible of some heavy rain. you get the idea here. good news is we haven't had much rain all month. so the soil can take a lot. >> okay. >> that is the good news. we'll get a lot too. we'll make up some important deficits here because we are runni
rob blagojevich in the corruption trial has withdrawn from the case. they asked the judge to be released before blagojevich is retried on corruption charges. it was suppose to be a lifeline for democrats floundering in the mid terms. an extension of the middle class tax cut. but democrats in congress decided to tread water essentially voting not to vote before adjourning last night. they went home to campaign, prompting this reaction from minority leader john boehner. >> the idea that we are going to leave here and not extend all of the current tax rates to end the uncertainty is an irresponsibility on the part of this congress. and how any member can vote to adjourn and put this into a lame duck session, i think is putting your election above the needs of your constituents. megyn: the big question, did democrats just snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by duck out on this? mike gallagher is a fox show host and fox news contributor. nancy skinner is a talk show host. it's become a political issue, they punted on these tax cuts and they are not willing to take this vote
beings. the colorado authorities say they do not know if they will file any charges. blagojevich's defense team is asking a judge to acquit blagojevich of lying to the fbi. that is the only guilty verdict returned. retail sales rows by the largest margin in five months. the u.s. may not be headed for a double-dip recession. let's hope that is true. well new details now on the big debate that is raging in washington right now. should lawmakers hike taxes on lks making more than $250,000 a year? if they do what will the reality be for small businesses? if those taxes go up on the so-called rich. small business owner norman overlander is my guest, he's the ceo of zip productions a small advertising and marketing firm. we'll start with this. the american public is against you. the polls say that when they ask people, do you want taxes to go up on the so-called rich who make over $250,000 a year, they say, i'm okay with that because we he don't really like the rich and want to see them pay. you say this is going to hurt you how if your taxes go up at end of december, beginning of janu
throw his hat in the race. do not count out former illinois governor blagojevich also looking for work. stranger things have happened. >> ever get a bill and wonder how an item cost so much? how about this a $953 bill. a houston mother get -- a $9530 bill. houston gets the shock of her life. she says her children received alerts on their phones with warnings they would be charged $50 for roaming. but she never got warnings. according to verizon automated alerts are sent to every phone on the plan when he travel internationallism verizon agreed to knock $4,000 off the bill. they are thinking about dog walking or babysitting. verizon recommends you check international rates before you travel. >>> check out what pop star rihanna is showing off now? a giant tattoo of a re i -- of a revolver. not the first weapon she sporting she already has a small pistol on her rib cage that sparked controversy for glamourizing violence after she was assaulted by chris brown in 2009. this new tattoo is reportedly temporary for her debut film role in the movie battleship, loosely based on the board game. t
members of state houses. illinois governor rod blagojevich the man responsible for burris questionable appointments was indicted on 24 corruption charges. jury found him guilty of one count of lying to the f.b.i. >> this case did not prove any corruption. as i have said all along. >> nowhere in america is the swamp deeper, dirtier and more dense than in the tri-state area. in 2006, new jersey senator bob menendez was under investigation for helping a nonprofit community agency receive millions of dollars in federal grants while the agency was paying more than $300,000 to the senator in rent. after they subpoenaed documents the investigation did not yield any official charges. across the hudson, charlie rangel was charged with 13 violations of congressional ethics rules this year, including allegations that he failed to report rental income on vacation prom in the dominican republic. >> to me that the notion allegations evidence. >> since he rejected last minute pleas from fellow democrats and resign, a highly publicized trial is expected after the midterm election. massa may have only
with the rob blagojevich corruption case in which congressman jackson is embroiled. >> the vice-president's official home, the naval observatory on mess avenue is getting a security upgrade and a big one. the secret service is confirming the navy will install a ten foot high security fence around the perimeter instead of the cable that is currently there. additional check points will also be added. secret service says these aren't upgrades in response to any explicit threats. $1.7million of taxpayer money has been set aside for the project. >>> it came out just this week the book right here the gop pledge to america. now it is under attack by democrats. republicans introduced the document as an outline for what they stand for. should they take control of congress in january. fox news correspondent steve santani has the latest from both sides of the aisles. >> reporter: republicans laid out their vision for the next congress in a document called "the pledge to america." it lays out a broad framework of what the gop would like to accomplish, most notably repealing healthcare and c
you could see rob blagojevich's reflection in it. >> and then you could see his reflection in blahojevich's hair. it is one of those things when you have two mirrors together and your head explodes. >> and it goes all over. >>> dana, the dog thing. was he complaining, ie thin skin, or was he quoting jimmy hendrix. >> zone free. >> i am not going to be dragged into that. >> you don't want to sound too controversial? >> turns out the homeless are from tennessee, they are not all hippie. i have a political career to consider. >> i don't know anybody who has a good plan to save the american middle class. he has extended unemployment benefits. that's not a foundation. that's an extension cord. what is interesting here, and i think he is a great writer and stylist. >> and excellent hair. >> amazing hair. but a friend of the bush administration predicted obama would get re-elected. they say the pulpit is so strong and powerful that the president can do this -- he can get on air. for many people the president is more of an actor than a policy figure. >> you are an economical -- an
illness -- injuries. >>> the jury convicted rod blagojevich after a two and a half month trial. the jury was deadlocked on the other charges. the attorney is calling for the judge to override the decision. prosecutors say they plan to retry the other charges early next year. >>> it is primary election dpai. voters here in maryland and six other states along with the district of columbia go to the polls today. mary? >> reporter: we're going to talk about delaware for just a moment this might be one of the smallest states in the nation, but what happened just over maryland's border is a very big deal today. tara mergener takes a look. >> reporter: the tea party as its sights set on delaware. >> not celebrating yet. >> reporter: two weeks ago christine o'donnell was a long shot a former marketing consultant up against long time congressman. but then a check came for o'connell. the republican establishment acted quickly pouring money and political muscle behind castle worrying if o'donnell wins, she's too far to the right for november. >> i have the only candidate with a chance of wenning in
blagojevich the man responsible for burris questionable appointments was indicted on 24 corruption charges. jury found him guilty of one count of lying to the f.b.i. >> this case did not prove any corruption. as i have said all along. >> nowhere in america is the swamp deeper, dirtier and more dense than in the tri-state area. in 2006, new jersey senator bob menendez was under investigation for helping a nonprofit community agency receive millions of dollars in federal grants while the agency was paying more than $300,000 to the senator in rent. after they subpoenaed documents the investigation did not yield any official charges. across the hudson, charlie rangel was charged with 13 violations of congressional ethics rules this year, including allegations that he failed to report rental income on vacation prom in the dominican republic. >> to me that the notion allegations evidence. >> since he rejected last minute pleas from fellow democrats and resign, a highly publicized trial is expected after the midterm election. massa may have only joined congress in 2009 but by march of 2010 he was
promine pro members of state houses. illinois governor rob blagojevich for example the man responsible for burris' questionable appointment was impeached from office and indicted on 24 corruption charges. they found him guilty of one man in the fbi. >> didn't approve any corruption. >> the swamp is not deeper or more dense than in the try city area. mendez was under investigation by prosecutors for helping a nonprofit community agency receive millions of dollars in federal grants while the agency was paying more than $300,000 to the senator in rent. after they subpoenaed agency documents the investigation did not yield any official charges. he is charged with 13 violations of congressional ethics rules this year. including allegations he fail to do report rental income on vacation property in the dominican republic. >> to me these allegations are evidence that's all. that's all. >> since wrangle rejected last minute pleas for fellow democrats to cut a deal and resign and a highly publicized trial is expected in the house sometime after the midterm elections. eric nasa new york represen
blagojevich became impeached. he a reputation of being a reformer. which he has placed a in blind trust. there's a reason i draw him as a blob of jell-o. his opponent is bill brady. as a state senator, he imposed legislation that did not have to cover pap smears and mammograms. to euthanize as many animals as they want. making him the breast cancer and killing puppies candidate. finally a wgn poll shows that 62% of you have no confidence in illinois state government. which got me to thinking, what in the world is wrong with the other 38% of you? that's my stantis for tonight. >> you can check out his cartoon in tomorrow's tribune. >>> coming up: fruitless nation? what's with the sharp decline of the use of fruits and veggies. >>> in tonight's medical watch: measuring maturity. doctors chart height andweight during growth. they can figure how long kids are in their mast masteration. researchers looked at mri results looking at how the brain reacts. they hope it can help treat developmental discorders. >>> doctors can count the effects of smoking on the men. it diminishes sperm count. on qualit
offered campaign cash to then governor rod blagojevich. all in exchange for the vacant senate seat. but revelations about a washington, d.c., cigar and martini whoitous are almost overshadowing the other allegations. new photographs surfacing of a part time model. a "sun-times" report says jackson asked a businessman and contributor to pay for two plane tickets to fly her to a chicago meeting with jackson. if the allegations are true, he could be looking at house ethics violation's both the congressman and wife, alderman sandi jackson released written statements. the congressman saying he is sorry for disappointing his supporters and at the same time not denying the allegations about the hostess. the two statements seem to imply there was some sort of inappropriate relationship between the married congressman and hostess. sandi jackson saying in her statement that for months the couple had been trying to deal privately with the, quote, painful and unfortunate situation. and jackson's second district people are reacting to the scandal. >> hopefully things will be resolved personally
blagojevich has filed a motion to toss out his only conviction in the 24-count corruption trial. what do you make on that whole story? >> you know, when i heard the verdict, i thought the same thing i heard, i thought, when they let go of robert blake, when they let go of o.j. simpson, i mean, how many other people did the rodney king cops, you know, how many times do we have trials in this country where people just get it dead wrong? they have you on tape. they show you beating the ever loving daylights out of rodney king, you can't convict them. o.j. simpson, her blood was in his socks, they couldn't convict him. robert blake, i went back to the restaurant to get the gun, you know? and i think at the end of the day, what have you to understand is that things are not going to get better in this country politically, because of the people. it's the people. the country can't get well if the people are sick. and the people are sick. now, i know obama's not been the best president and the democrats are not the best politicians, but you know what? we elected him just two years ago to fix this mas
corrupt people in every way. look at blagojevich. look at what he has done -- >> bill: power corrupts. what's sexy part of it? >> dr. kissinger says power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. he was quite the player in his day. ill about bill i tried to talk to him saint john. >> i heard he was quite the lady's man. >> bill: he himself was spreading that rumor. i never heard it from ladies i just heard it from henry. i don't know. but you say because of that power component there is a lot of stuff going on. i think democracy is sexy. and i think if republicans can start rebranding themselves as small government being sexy, we can really. >> bill: so you think that the republicans have to incorporate. >> i do. >> bill: i don't know how that's going to play with some of the more conservative precincts. would you ever run for office? would you ever consider that. >> i say no. i just don't think a person like me can get elected you. >> bill: why? >> i like to go to vegas on the weekends and play blackjack and i don't know if that can happen. >> bill: changing time. i'm not going -- you go to vega
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has a score to settle. in a chicago court attorneys for the former illinois governor rod blagojevich, our blago, have now asked a judge to nullify his conviction and acquit him, throw the case right out the door. you may recall last month a jury found our blago guilty on one count of lying to the fbi. the jurors couldn't reach a decision on 23 other charges of corruption. another option, according to blago's attorneys is to set the conviction aside and schedule a retrial. an emergency medical crew making a rare winter time antarctic flight to evacuate a an american worker. our top story as we go around the world in 80 seconds. >> new zealand. the air force plane's crew landing on a run way made of ice to reach a man who we're told has a serious medical condition. is he in a hospital in christ-church. he works for rate i don't know, american company that supplies a research base in antarctica. the plane tried the rescue flight over the weekend but encountered blizzard conditions. greece. [horns] >> truck drivers striking for a second day across the nation. many of them parking their b
't know hot jurors are in the next rod blagojevich are until after they reach a verdict. the jury after it was over jurors complained about all the media attention that they got so for the next 12 the -- judge says he will not release juror's names until a full 24 hours after the verdict is announced. he wants a new juror questionnaire drafted to find out how much media exposure potential jurors had from the first trial. perspective jurors will be told to avoid media coverage of the trial. >>> president obama today urging a florida minister to call off his planned to burn copies of muslim holy book this weekend. reverend terry jones intends to hold a koran burning protest against radical islam on saturday. that's the anniversary of the september 11th terrorist attacks. the president calls it a stunt that could endanger american troops overseas. obama says if the koran burning is carried out it will be a recruitment bonanza for al qaeda. >>> the man planning to build that mosque near ground zero says americans will be in danger if it is moved. planners want to build an islamic center and
, according to a lawyer for the former governor blagojevich, his lead attorney wants to quit the defense team and quitters never win, winners never quit, and there will be a status hearing tomorrow and he face is a retrial after a jury failed to reach a verdict on 23 of 24 corruption charges against him and he was convicted on one count of lying to the fbi, and his lead attorney, sam adam, jr. reportedly wants out of trial before retrial and we're told he's dealing with other cases and still insist blago is innocent and a judge has the final decision on whether adam, jr. can quit. from planet blago to another planet, apparently a real one up in space, scientist just discovered a new planet that in some ways resembles earth, in fact in a lot of ways and say it could have liquid water and a potential to support life and also say it is about the same distance from its star, as we are from our sun, but before you start thinking little green men and vacationing there, here's what an astronomer told us earlier today about what we could find there. >> if there is life on the planet most likely life
about two other senators. jim webb of virginia, jim blagojevich of ohio -- voinovich of ohio. >> voinovich will be important, in terms of whether he can give the democrats in the 60 votes that are needed. he does not agree with repealing don't ask don't tell. he wants to let the pentagon do their own study, reform before any legislation is enacted. so far, he has been the democrat to vote against the repeal. host: it is $75.5 billion. if there is the potential for a filibuster, what happens to the pentagon budget? >> it is usually not signed into law on october 1 when the fiscal year starts, but first, congress would have to approve continuing authority and a continuing resolution to fund the pentagon. senator levin left it up in the air and said it would be a serious setback in the defense bill if they did not have the 60 votes, which means he did not know and did not want to predict what will happen in a lame duck section -- session. it will be interesting. it could be a year where the defense bill does not pass this congress and will have to move to the next congress, and
discovered hidden in rod blagojevich's former desk. a virginia man bought a desk at the auction ma. a spokesman for the f.b.i. says they appear to be real but unrelated to the current scandal. fears that sharp hood ornaments could hurt pedestrians if by chance they're hit by the bentley. >> president obama's inner circle is breaking apart and they're leaving. his economic advisor larry summers is out of there. chief of staff rahm emanuel could be running for mayor and leave in weeks. could it cause him to hit the reset button only spelled right for the administration? p.j. p.j.o'rourke has a new book out called "don't vote, it just encourages the bastards." you are from the center of advance studies but lieutenant colonel tony schaefer, you have big news today. operation of operation dark heart which is out today, right? >> correct. >> let's talk about the change. p.j., will this help the administration get on track? >> it will help the administration be a nicer place. you're getting rid of two really -- you got a mean guy and you got a grouchy guy here. >> larry summers grouchy
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